The NFL Referees Association mentioned Wednesday that it expects umpire Roy Ellison to be cleared after an NFL review of a confrontation between him and Buffalo Payments defensive finish Jerry Hughes following Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
“Video from final week’s recreation shows [Ellison] was verbally threatened by a participant who has a well-documented historical past of abusive language and inappropriate actions in the direction of our officers,” NFLRA govt director Scott Inexperienced mentioned in an announcement. “Whereas we’re disenchanted that the NFL has but to handle that facet of the incident, we glance ahead to working with the League throughout its review and can be certain that Roy’s rights are protected throughout this course of.”
The NFL on Tuesday positioned umpire Roy Ellison on administrative go away because it continues to review a confrontation between Payments DE Jerry Hughes and Ellison after Sunday’s recreation at Miami. Hughes won’t be suspended, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A video shows Payments DE Jerry Hughes yelling at an official following the crew’s loss at Miami on Sunday, one thing Hughes denies doing.
The NFL on Tuesday positioned Ellison on administrative go away because it continued to review the matter. Hughes won’t be suspended, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Video shows Hughes yelling at an official within the tunnel of Arduous Rock Stadium after Buffalo’s 21-17 loss to Miami. Hughes accused the official of calling him a “b—-.” He was later restrained by a crew employees member and a teammate as he continued to shout on the official, “I am going to catch you.” Ellison, in his 16th yr as an NFL official, was beforehand suspended one recreation with out pay in 2013 for allegedly making a profane and derogatory assertion to Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams.
Following that 2013 recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, Williams mentioned Ellison stubborn him out throughout a Redskins drive late within the first half, an accusation teammates backed. Williams mentioned Ellison walked by him after a play and referred to as him a “garbage-ass, disrespectful m—–f—–.”
Hughes denied Sunday’s confrontation to reporters within the locker room shortly after. He additionally mentioned he did “not recall” whether or not an official referred to as him a “b—-” through the recreation.
“Who did? I did what?” Hughes mentioned. “What did I say? If I did go up to the official, what did I say?” When informed there was video of the confrontation, the ninth-year participant repeated to reporters, “I might love to see the video.”